Mid-Coast School Notebook: Dec. 19

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Military nominee named

BRUNSWICK — Eric Kousky of Brunswick, a graduate of Brunswick High School who is attending the University of San Diego, has been nominated to the United States Naval Academy by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine.

Pingree recently announced her nominees to the United States Service Academies—the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. To be considered for an appointment, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes members of Congress.

“This group of students represents some of Maine’s best and brightest,” said Pingree. “We are lucky that they have chosen to offer their talents in service to the country, and it’s an honor to nominate them.”

The nominees were interviewed by a panel of six on their academic record, test scores, leadership ability, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and exemplified commitment to serving their country.

Local singer in holiday concert

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Daniel Stadden of Brunswick performed in the 2015 Colby-Sawyer College Singers concert, “Celebrate the Holiday Season,” Dec. 11.

Accompanied by a pianist and flutist, student and community vocalists sang a variety of secular and sacred holiday favorites.

A member of the class of 2017, Stadden majors in exercise science.

Brunswick student inducted

BRUNSWICK —Nicole E. Powers of Brunswick was recently inducted into the Western New England University Maureen Keizer chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. Powers, a junior who is majoring in mechanical engineering, was one of seven students inducted.

The NRHH is the premiere honorary supported by the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing.

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University is a private institution founded in 1919.

Something fishy in Bath

BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust partnered with seventh-grade students and educators at Bath Middle School to present a public forum Dec. 17 on the sustainability of Maine’s fisheries. The keynote speaker, Dr. David Carlon, head of Bowdoin College’s Coastal Studies Center, addressed the state of the Gulf of Maine and what the future may hold. He also shared some concrete things the public can do to keep the Gulf of Maine’s future bright for marine life and the fisheries dependent upon them. Following his talk, students shared their own insights and research about the threats facing marine resources, both globally and at home.